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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:36 PM
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3. My guess is they can give anything and aren't required to give anything.
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  -What information can an employer give to an unknown caller about an employee? Inchworm  Nov-20-09 01:33 PM   #0 
  - Whatever the law says, the reality is that bosses can do whatever they want. What are you gonna do  T Wolf   Nov-20-09 01:34 PM   #1 
  - Oh no  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:39 PM   #9 
  - They can't do whatever they want.  MattBaggins   Nov-20-09 02:14 PM   #36 
  - Whether or not you are/were an employee. That's it unless you've signed a disclosure.  sinkingfeeling   Nov-20-09 01:35 PM   #2 
  - Yep  MidwestRick   Nov-20-09 01:36 PM   #5 
  - That is about what was given, cool  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:40 PM   #10 
  - My guess is they can give anything and aren't required to give anything.  mikelgb   Nov-20-09 01:36 PM   #3 
  - Makes sense  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:41 PM   #11 
  - Not much  Kookaburra   Nov-20-09 01:36 PM   #4 
  - Thanks  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:41 PM   #12 
  - My brother does hiring and firing for his company  Craftsman   Nov-20-09 01:37 PM   #6 
  - I'm pretty sure this is how it was handled  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   # 
  - That's what we do, too. n/t  donco6   Nov-20-09 01:56 PM   #25 
  - That's how it was in all the companies I've worked. And only HR could give  RKP5637   Nov-20-09 02:13 PM   #35 
  - Technically, all you are supposed to give is the fact that the employee  Cleita   Nov-20-09 01:37 PM   #7 
  - ok  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   #17 
  - In CA they can ask if you would rehire...  JuniperLea   Nov-20-09 01:54 PM   #24 
     - In NC they can ask 'is ***** eligible for rehire?' n/t  Lance_Boyle   Nov-20-09 03:16 PM   #41 
  - I don't know about the law  guitar man   Nov-20-09 01:38 PM   #8 
  - Hehe  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:46 PM   #18 
     - Yeah it's fun  guitar man   Nov-20-09 02:04 PM   #29 
  - Whether or not you are employed, and if you are a former employee whether or not you are eligible...  slackmaster   Nov-20-09 01:42 PM   #13 
  - That is what boss thought it was about  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:47 PM   #19 
  - The boss should never give any information to an "unknown caller".  cbdo2007   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   #14 
  - I'll read that later  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:50 PM   #21 
  - My company won't even  sharp_stick   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   #15 
  - Seems safer that way  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:52 PM   #23 
  - Most of the posters here are wrong. LEGALLY, they can give any information they want.  Xithras   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   #16 
  - Unless they changed the law, you can't give a bad reference  Cleita   Nov-20-09 01:50 PM   #20 
  - I'm in California. I was an employer. That's not the law.  Xithras   Nov-20-09 01:58 PM   #26 
     - Are you a lawyer? Because the legal department of a very large company  Cleita   Nov-20-09 02:04 PM   #28 
        - I was told there was lots of case law which protects employees  tonysam   Nov-20-09 02:10 PM   #33 
           - I did find out something strange when I worked for the State of California  Cleita   Nov-20-09 02:41 PM   #38 
           - Civil case law doesn't make something illegal  Xithras   Nov-20-09 02:51 PM   #39 
  - That all makes sense  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 02:03 PM   #27 
  - They can if they want to risk a lawsuit  tonysam   Nov-20-09 02:13 PM   #34 
  - Companies open themselves up to lawsuits with defamatory information  tonysam   Nov-20-09 02:04 PM   #31 
  - Here's the N. Carolina statute concerning what employee information is allowed.  sinkingfeeling   Nov-20-09 01:50 PM   #22 
  - Super!  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 02:04 PM   #30 
  - Creditor tracking you down?  prolesunited   Nov-20-09 02:23 PM   #37 
  - Is that for all employers?  Xithras   Nov-20-09 02:05 PM   # 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-20-09 02:05 PM   #32 
  - In the State of MD  Bitwit1234   Nov-20-09 03:12 PM   #40 
 

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